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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 84.6
  • Total Fat: 3.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 80.4 mg
  • Sodium: 427.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 9.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.5 g
  • Protein: 4.6 g

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Faux Potato Salad

Submitted by: KASHMIR

Introduction

Great for potlucks or picnics Great for potlucks or picnics
Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    5 cups cauliflower, cooked
    16 tbsp fat free mayonnaise
    1/4 cup yellow mustard
    1 tbsp yellow mustard seed
    1/4 cup dill pickles, chopped or diced
    1/4 cup celery, diced
    1/2 cup cucumber (with peel), sliced
    1 cup hard boiled egg, chopped
    1/2 tsp garlic powder

Directions

Cook one head of cauliflower until it is the softness of a boiled potato. Chop and cool in the refrigerator until chilled.
Blend in other ingredients.
Egg can be chopped or you can simply slice one egg to put on top and save 17 calories per serving.
Chop the cucumber about the same size as the celery.
The basic premise behind this recipe is to use your favorite potato salad recipe, but substitue cauliflower for the potato and fat free may for the regular mayo.

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user KASHMIR.






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  • Good
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    This is a great idea. It needed a little more flavor for my taste, so I added onion and increased the mustard and pickle relish. - 7/29/08

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  • Very Good
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I loved this recipe. I was really hesitant, having seen it for years and too afraid to try it, but I did and I really like it. - 7/26/08

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I make this a lot.....Be sure to cook the cauliflower good and drain well...don't want watery salad....I then just use what I normally would for potato salad....
    We think it is great.......and I love Faux Potatoes... - 7/26/08

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    This is wonderful. Tastes just like potato salad but not as heavy since there are no potatos. It is on my list of summer staples - a great side dish for grilling out. Also, it makes enough to last the week. - 6/16/07

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    i didn't add the egg which means it's less calorie. this is really good. it tastes just about like normal potato salad except the texture is just a little different. i'm glad someone found a healthier version on potato salad i can enjoy picnics again!! - 5/30/07

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  • Very Good
    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Using sweet relish instead of dill - 8/30/10

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  • Good
    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Interesting enough to try, with my own additions, as suggested. One note: 16 tablespoons mayo = 1 cup. - 8/30/10

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  • Bad
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    too bland as is, but add 1 tbsp of light sour cream and still only have only 3 WW points per serving. - 7/26/08

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I made this yesterday. I love cauliflower & potato salad, this was great. I didn't have enough mayo but it was still so good. I ate nothing else for lunch except this. I gave the recipe to my Mom she's diabetic, can't eat a lot of potatoes. She made it the same night & loved it too. Thanks. - 3/28/07

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  • 4 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Interesting enough to give it a try. I believe I will also add some sliced green onions to it. I doubt I will call it "potato" salad. The "mashed potato" cauliflower dish did not fool my husband. - 7/14/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Made this and my daughter who does not eat veggies loved it. - 7/26/08

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I added some shaved ham and made a whole meal out of it. I love one pot meals. This is great!!! Good protien and low carb and great taste! - 7/26/08

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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Used sweet pickle relish instead of dill and added some chopped jicama for a bit more texture. - 8/30/10

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  • 3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Great I make one similar but yours sound better, and the BEST is it's LOW CARB !!!!!! - 7/26/08

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  • O.K.
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I brought this dish to a cook-out and no one liked it. I thought it was just ok, definitely a good healthy concept, but it's just not the same as potato salad! I also didn't cook the cauliflower long enough. - 5/9/07

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I use frozen garlic flavored cauliflower- I do not cook it, but thaw, chop and then add all the things that make great potato salad- Love it! - 8/31/10

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Worked as an additional picnic salad, not as a sub for potato salad. - 8/30/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Fantastic! I do hot cauliflower in place of potatoes, but never thought I could make Cool Potato Salad. I can't wait to do this! Yummmm!!! - 7/26/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Great low-carb recipe! - 7/26/08

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Hubby and I have been making this for years...we really like it alot since we eat low carb. - 7/26/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I MADE THIS AND LOVED IT!! - 7/26/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    my kids tried it & eat it til I told them what it was. - 7/26/08

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I think that this is an acquired taste. - 7/26/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This is pretty good! Not everyone's potato salad tastes the same, though, so I had to add some cider vinegar to this for it to work for me. Still, it was not a big winner with my family so I don't think I'll make it again. Cauliflower "mashed potatoes" is also terrific. - 7/9/08

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Another idea is to make sweet potato salad using whatever basic potato salad recipe you like--or this one with that substitution. Of course it will have more calories but also full of highly desirable nutrients. - 10/21/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This recipe is DELICIOUS. Sure tastes a lot like Potato salad and it is much healthier. Great filling for a cold Breakfast Burrito or just something to much on when you get the hungries through the course of the day. i know I am going to make it a lot. - 9/2/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was very good. I love cauliflower. - 8/30/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Consider pulsing the raw cauliflower in food processor until it has the consistency of . . . hmmm. I'm not sure what to give you as an example. Basically pulse it until it is really small and then use it uncooked in the potato salad. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised!!! - 8/30/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds Yummy! Can't wait to make it, though I will probably leave out the mustard seeds. - 8/30/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    sounds good, I might spice it up a bit with green onions, peppers, and alittle cayenne - 8/30/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Fat free mayo is disgusting, I subbed low fat mayo, reduced the amount by half, and used fat free greek (fage)
    yogurt. Pretty good for cauliflower, but it's not potato salad. - 8/30/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I make one similar to this and my husband loves it. - 8/30/10

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    tHINK i WILL TRY ONION OR SCALLIONS FOR AND EXTRA KICK. - 8/30/10

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This sounds terrific, I'll make this for the next potluck. I've wanted something that is good for you but also gets in extra veggies. I'll be making this in a couple weeks. - 7/14/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Perfect for what I needed! - 7/26/08

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    did not like it at all!!!!! - 7/26/08

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  • just happen to have some cauliflower already cooked in the frig and was wondering what to do with it. Thanks...I'm on my way to mix it up. - 2/8/11

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  • Quite good! I used what I had on hand which was sweet gherkins in place of the dill pickles. Added a little green onion and turmeric. Used less mayo and mustard. Added a bit of salt and pepper for extra seasoning. - 1/22/11

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  • Definitely not potato salad, but very good alternative! I added green pepper. My family hasn't tried it yet but if they like it I will definitely make again. - 11/8/10

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  • I have been making this for quite awhile. My family really likes it too. I made it for a baby shower and some people did not realize it was cauliflower!!! I do use my own recipe though!!! I have also made the mashed "potatoes", but found them a little sweet foe me, but otherwise good. - 10/26/10

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  • both DH and I enjoyed this. Very good - 10/23/10

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  • I use regular mayo, as I am on a low carb food plan. Ans boy is this yummy! - 10/22/10

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  • I going to try this! - 10/21/10

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  • will have to try next year- getting kinda coldish up here for picnics. - 10/21/10

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  • Can't wait to try this! - 10/21/10

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  • The recipe states it makes 8 servings. So one eighth of recipe equals one serving. Personally I prefer to roast my cauliflower. My potato salad recipe is perfect just the way it is. Taters are good for me. - 10/21/10

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  • What I would like to know is how big is a serving? I find a lot of these recipes do not give you the amount of the serving. Would be nice if someone figured this out. I find Kraft very good at doing this with their recipes. - 10/21/10

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  • Isn't there something similar using rhutabegas? - 10/21/10

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  • I HAVE MADE THIS IN THE PAST, WE ALL LOVE IT. - 10/21/10

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  • I absolutely love this receipe!! It was delicious & healthy!! Thank you for this recipe!!! - 10/21/10

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  • It is OK---but I wouldn't make it again--- - 10/21/10

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  • I don't know if there is any benefit to using cauliflower as opposed to potatoes- cooked cauliflower also turns into sugars as do potatoes - 10/21/10

    Reply from KASHMIR (10/21/10)
    For me, sugars don't matter...calorie count and flavor do.


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  • Why not just call it cauliflower salad?! - 10/21/10

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  • nice substitute. - 9/15/10

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  • Love this! I actually used it as a pita filler with some lettuce -super yummy lunch idea! - 9/8/10

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  • Cold potato is a resistant starch...enters the blood stream slooowly. It is not a bad food. Read up on it. - 9/6/10

    Reply from KASHMIR (10/21/10)
    I don't think I said anywhere in the recipe that I was anti potatoes.


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  • Loved your novel idea! Haven't tried it yet, but will add 1 potato to it so it won't seem totally different.It sounds super! Rosie - 8/31/10

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  • I'm not sure about this one. Maybe one should put a sign in front of this reading "Cauliflower Salad" at a potluck, so that people don't think they are being cheated! - 8/31/10

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  • My potluck standby! - 8/30/10

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  • will try - 8/30/10

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  • I am going to try this....everything I love in a salad. - 8/30/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds interesting! - 8/30/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I've been meaning to try this for years, but somehow never got around to it. This has given me the definite urge to go ahead and just do it! Thanks for the reminder. - 7/14/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    WONDERFUL!!! You can change it a little and make "Mashed potatoes"...Wonderful! - 7/26/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I can't wait to try this recipe! I love the "Faux Mashed Potatoes" from the South Beach Diet. I love my Mom's potato salad - using her recipe with cauliflower sounds great! Thank you! - 7/26/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This sounds great...haven't made it yet, but am curious as to why the Mayo is measured in 16 Tbls, which would equal 1 cup! Very strange... - 7/26/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Thanx! I've been in the mood for potato salad & this sounds great. I can't see where it says how much is in each serving though. Being just 2 of us, I probably will cut the recipe in half. - 7/26/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I din't make this yet but I do like cauliflower. I will try it. - 7/26/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This sounds good, but not as a substitute for potato salad. Just an additonal salad that would be great at a potluck or salad luncheon. - 7/26/08

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  • O.K.
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    No matter how you cut it, cauliflower can't substitute for a potato! - 7/26/08

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    big hit! - 3/1/08

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